"The Boehner rule of 1-for-1, it's gone. So it's a good step forward, and we'll see what happens." — Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., as House Republicans signaled they will not demand a dollar of spending cuts for every dollar of federal borrowing in their new three-month stopgap bill on borrowing.
"We expected more seats in the parliament. But the bottom line is that Benjamin Netanyahu is the next prime minister of Israel." — Danny Danon, a senior Likud member, as Netanyahu and his hard-line allies fared far worse than expected in a parliamentary election.
"I didn't think something like this could happen. You don't think about it happening to you." — Luis Resendiz, after a fight between two people erupted in gunfire at a Houston-area community college.